Karen Blough joined the SUNY Plattsburgh art faculty in 1999. Prof. Blough received
her Ph.D. from Rutgers University in 1995 with a doctoral thesis entitled Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana Codex Barberini latinus 711: A Late Tenth-Century Illustrated
Gospel Lectionary from Reichenau. She has regularly presented her work on early medieval manuscript illumination and
female abbatial patronage in the Middle Ages at several professional conferences,
including among others the Medieval Academy, the St. Louis Conference on Manuscript
Studies, the International Medieval Congress at Leeds (Great Britain), and the Annual
International Conference on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo (Michigan). Prof Blough
has recently served as a peer reviewer for the Medieval Feminist Forum, for the journals Gesta and Speculum and for the Haskins Society Journal, the National Endowment for the Humanities, Ashgate Publishing and Wadsworth Publishing.
She teaches courses on ancient, medieval, and Renaissance art, book art, Latin American
art, and, as the first recipient of the Rabin Fellowship in Judaic Perspectives, Jewish
art in antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
Blough, K. (2022) “Introduction” and “Abbatial Effigies and Conventual Identity at St. Servatius,
Quedlinburg,” In K. Blough, ed. A Companion to the Abbey of Quedlinburg in the Middle Ages.Leiden: Brill, 2022 (in progress).
Blough, K (2021) “Adoption, Adaptation, and Subversion of Christian Motifs in the First Darmstadt
Haggadah,” Journal of the Early Book Society 23 (2021): 1–26
Blough, K. (2018). “Szent Móric lándzsája mint a pogányság elleni hadjárat része az Ottó-korban,”
Világ- Történet 2018/2: 287–310 (Hungarian translation of “The Lance of St. Maurice as a component of the early
Ottonian campaign against paganism”)
Blough, K. (2016). The Lance of St Maurice as a component of the early Ottonian campaign against
paganism. Early Medieval Europe, 24(3), 338–361
Blough, K. (2015). Implications for Female Monastic Literacy in the Reliefs from St. Liudger’s
at Werden. In V. Blanton, V. O’Mara, & P. Stoop (Eds.), Nuns’ Literacies in Medieval Europe: The Kansas City Dialogue (151–169), Turnhout: Brepols.
Blough, K. (2010). “Ottonian Art.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Medieval Studies. Ed. Paul E. Szarmach. New York: Oxford University Press (www.oxfordbibliographiesonline.com; ongoing publication from June 2010; revised July 2016; DOI: 10.1093/OBO/9780195396584-0066